Grounded Feature Board


Welcome to the Grounded Feature Board! Our goal from the start was to include the community in the development in Grounded, and with that, we want to be as transparent as possible with features we plan to work on. This feature board includes high-level details on plans for Grounded, and we would like to update it as we progress each month. As a caveat, we are still in active development, and this board is subject to change based on your feedback, the state of development, what's best for the game, the unknown, and our future plans. Nothing is set in stone and features could be moved up, pushed back, or unfortunately removed. Details on certain features may remain vague until we are more confident in the idea, and we want to keep a few things secret to keep your experience exciting and unexpected. This also doesn't contain everything that we plan on doing, so please continue to provide your feedback to shape Grounded into the best possible game it can be. Thank you!


MARCH UPDATE 0.8.0

March 30,2021

This 0.8.0 update brings with it the first iteration of Photo Mode available in single-player games, allowing players to show their creativity and share images from their life in the backyard. Along with new content and features, this update is helping to pave the way for more to come!

  • Complete
  • In Progress
  • Planning

Main Features

  • Photo Mode: Phase 1
  • Password Protected Games

Features

  • New Building: Door Frame
  • New Buildings: Triangular Stem Wall and Inverted Triangular Stem Wall
  • Improved Nameplate UI
  • Quick Swap Gear With Armor Dummy
  • Automatically Pick Up Loose Arrows
  • Additional Ladybug Combat Abilities
  • Additional Spider Combat Music
  • Revive Timer For Downed Friends

Main Features

  • Additional Quality of Life Improvements
  • Inventory Management Improvements
  • Photo Mode: Phase 2

Main Features

  • New Creature: Roly Poly
  • Story: Act 1
  • Graphics Option Improvements
  • Full Completable Story
  • Additional Crafting Stations
  • Additional BURG.L Quest Types
  • Additional Weapon Types
  • Storage Management Improvements
  • Insect Pets Phase 1: Aphids
  • Ant Pheromone Control
  • New Creature: Ant Queen
  • Sandbox Environment
  • Haze Environment
  • Higher Tier Armor / Tools / Weapons
  • Additional Ant Hills
  • Insect Pet Enhancements
  • Bird Improvements / Additional Interactions

Main Features

  • Additional Backyard Environments
  • Additional Creatures and Insects
  • Weather
  • Backyard Changing Events
  • Additional Crafting Materials
  • Base Blueprints: Powered Buildings
  • More Control over World Options / Settings
  • Base Blueprints: Defenses
  • Base Blueprints: Framework for player generated gameplay
  • Base Blueprints: Higher Tier Structures
  • Base Blueprints: Decorations

Main Features

  • Dedicated Server

Features

  • New Building: Bracket Scaffold
  • New Building: Grass Half-Floors and Weed Stem Floors
  • New item: Firefly Hanging Lantern
  • New Item: Wall Mounted Zipline Anchor
  • New Item: Shinobi Sneeze, a smoke-screen escape item
  • New Building: Mounted Head Trophies (Mosquitos, Fireflies, and Bees)
  • Ability to craft with materials in nearby storage

Community Suggestions

  • New Building: Stair Railing (Sprig and Acorn)
  • New Building: Spiral Staircase
  • New Building: Weed Stem Floors
  • Ability to Move Placed Furniture
  • Smoothie Duration Now Appears in the Inventory Screen
  • Grass Planks and Weed Stems Can Attach to Ziplines for Ease of Transportation

Main Features

  • New Hostile Creature: Mosquitos
  • New Neutral Creature: Fireflies
  • New Neutral Creature: Bees
  • New Armor: Bee Armor

Features

  • New Weapon: Stinger Spear
  • New Weapon: Mosquito Needle
  • New Shield: Weevil Shield
  • New Equipment: Firefly Head Lamp
  • New Consumable: Healbasa
  • New Stuffed Friends: Stuffed Bee and Stuffed Firefly
  • New Perk: Barbarian
  • New Feature: Equipped items no longer take up Backpack space
  • New Feature: Equipped items will stay on the player after death

Main Features

  • Localization for Russian, Polish, Korean, Chinese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Refactored Save System
  • Additional Pond Lab Puzzles, Gameplay, and Secrets!

Features

  • New Recipe: Fin Flops+
  • New Recipe: Diving Lantern+
  • New Smoothie: Smoothie+
  • New SCA.Bs to collect
  • New Material: Algae
  • New Material: Muscle Sprouts

Main Features

  • The Koi Pond has been Revamped
  • New Threat: Koi Fish
  • New Hostile Creature: Diving Bell Spider
  • New Passive Creature: Tadpole
  • New Passive Creature: Water Boatman
  • New Armor: Koi Armor

Features

  • New Building: Buoyant Foundation
  • New Building: Buoyant Marker
  • New Material: Koi Fish Scale
  • New Material: Fish Bone
  • New Material: Tadpole Meat
  • New Material: Water Boatman Fin
  • New Material: Lilypad Wax
  • New Material: Eelgrass Strand
  • New Recipe: Gill Tube
  • New Recipe: Bubble Helmet
  • New Recipe: Fin Flops
  • New Recipe: Pebblet Dagger
  • New Recipe: Bone Dagger
  • New Recipe: Decoy Bait
  • New Recipe: Bone Trident
  • New Recipe: Slime Lantern
  • New Food Recipe: Cooked Tadpole Meat
  • New Smoothie: Fluid Flippers
  • Three New Mutations to Discover
  • Mouse / Keyboard Support for Xbox one and Series S | X
  • Friend Invitation Capability Added

Main Features

  • Hedge Content Update
  • New Building: Ziplines
  • New Building: Spinning Wheel
  • New World Landmark: Frankenline
  • Localization for French, German, Spanish, Italian

Features

  • Halloween Addition: Jack-o-Lantern landmark
  • Halloween Addition: Candy Corn food item
  • New Building: Signs
  • New spider webs

Main Features

  • Character Perks: First Pass (Mutations)
  • Bird Phase 1: Bird Added to Backyard
  • BURG.L Quest Type: Artificer
  • BURG.L Quest Type: Chipsleuth
  • New Ambient Creature: Water Flea
  • New Item: Marksman's Cap

Features

  • Inventory Stack Management
  • Water Ripples
  • New Material: Feather
  • New Building: Tables (Clover and Grass)
  • New Building: Bed
  • New Building: Fences (Acorn and Sprig)
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